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Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA

February 6-7, 2018

UNDERSTANDING INKJET INK CONFERENCE 2018

February 6-7, 2018

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA


Tentative Topic Coverage and Schedule


Tuesday, February 6, 2018


8:00 a.m.                     Conference Registration

8:30 a.m.                     Opening Session


WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

INKJET INK INDUSTRY STRUCTURE & SIZE

INK JET INK DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
       Development Strategies
       Resource Needs
       Manufacturing Considerations
       System Factors
       Trends & Issues


12:00 p.m.                       Networking Luncheon


1:30 p.m.                         Session 2

INKJET INK FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES & ROLE IN INNOVATION
       Rheology
       Viscosity
       Surface tension
       Dispersion characteristics
       Drop properties
       Media interactions
       Drying/Curing properties
       Stability, durability, etc.


INKJET INK RAW MATERIALS ADVANCEMENTS
       Dyes
       Pigments
       Polymers
       Resins
       Solvents
       Additives

       & More


Suppliers Forum: 5-Minute presentations related to technology, capabilities, services, new product introductions, etc.  The Suppliers Forum is open to all conference registrants. For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene al@imiconf.com or check off box on registration form.


6:00 p.m.                       Networking reception in display area

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


8:30 a.m.                          Session 3


INK FACTORS IN HARDWARE DESIGN
       Filtration
       Degassing, debubbling, etc.
       Drying/Curing
       Temperature control
       Material compatibility
       Ink management systems


DRYING/CURING INNOVATIONS & TRENDS
       Aqueous
       Solvent
       Oil based
       UV
       LED
       IR
       Electron beam


INKJET INK TRENDS, & OPPORTUNITIES
        Labels
       Packaging
       Industrial (textile, ceramics, laminates, etc.)
       Direct product decoration
       Additive manufacturing

       & More 


12:00 p.m.                       Conference Adjournment

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email al@imiconf.com).

IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.

FREE DISPLAYS & SUPPLIERS FORUM
Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks & receptions.  There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table and/or give a 5-minute Suppliers Forum presentation.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene al@imiconf.com to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers’ Forum presentation slot by registering online and checking off the appropriate boxes indicating your participation.

IT STRATEGIES MARKET REPORT
All delegates will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS - NEW
IMI is excited to announce a sponsorship opportunity to enable inkjet industry participants to position themselves “front and center” before a key group of inkjet printing business leaders including executives, product developers, technologists, major users, etc. PLUS distributing their message to IMI’s global database of over 20,000 relevant contacts.

Our goal is to develop a “community” focused on the conference program and the Sponsors to generate excitement about inkjet technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.

 For additional information on this sponsorship opportunity contact Al Keene
al@imiconf.com or go to the Sponsorship page

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Networking
The IMI 
Understanding Inkjet Ink Conference 2018gives you the opportunity to meet key personnel from within the inkjet ink community. With a networking reception, a lunch and additional refreshment breaks, there is ample opportunity to meet with people relevant to future inkjet ink developments.

IT Strategies Market Report
All delegates will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on primary research.

Displays Suppliers Forum
Ink products, raw materials, processing technologies, etc. will be on display in the break/reception area and the Suppliers Forum enables you to hear short presentations on participating companies and their latest news.

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CONFERENCE FOCUS
The inkjet industry has made extensive ink technology improvements to enable new applications and markets possible. And many industry pundits consider additional inkjet ink formulation and chemistry developments the most critical elements for the inkjet industry’s continued application diversification and market growth.

IMI’s
Understanding Inkjet Ink Conference 2018 is designed to provide an update and understanding of recent developments in inkjet raw materials, processing, curing/drying, manufacturing, hardware innovations, etc. that have driven ink innovations. The program will also address application and performance requirements needing improvements and innovations to foster continued inkjet expansion driven by ink technologies.

 Topics to be covered include dyes, pigments, resins, polymers, photoinitiators, dispersions, additives, etc. as well as processing techniques, curing/drying technologies, etc. required for successful inkjet ink systems.

  • Technology briefings from leading experts
  • Updates and views from industry pacesetters
  • Challenges and drivers for ink jet ink technology
  • Innovation opportunities for the inkjet ink industry

IMI
IMI sponsors conferences and courses world-wide to assist in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences and courses offer unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, consumables, software and user companies to learn, network, and develop a comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market entry/expansion, and technology utilization.

Since 1990, IMI has held over 600 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.

IMI programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI program enables attendees to meet with an industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

Details on all of IMI’s activities can be found on our web site www.imiconf.com or by contacting us:

IMI
1106 Valley Crossing
Carrabassett Valley, ME  04947
USA
Phone: +1-207-235-2225
Fax: +1-207-235-2226
Email: imi@imiconf.com     Web Site: www.imiconf.com

Understanding Inkjet Ink Conference 2018